Wednesday, 20 October 2010

a step towards full recovery

Today was a big day in the story of Penny's recovery from cruciate ligament surgery. As of our visit to the physiotherapist yesterday, she is allowed to go for a twelve minute walk each day!

We set off as a group - Penny and two of her humans - after much bustle and preparation, and went slow-ly around the corner to the local school. Six slo-o-w minutes to get there and six slo-o-w minutes back. We have to go slowly because if she gets up any speed she doesn't use the operated leg, just hurries along on three legs.

Who'd have thought, six months back, that a hundred-metre walk would be so exciting?

AND...

In the afternoon there was the official opening of the doggy door so Penny can go out onto the back patio by herself, without being on lead. We'll only let her go out at the moment when one of her humans is sitting at the back door working on her tapestry. She (the human) is just back from a wonderful textiles tour of Turkey and is slaving away at the tapestry, in order to get if finished in the next couple of weeks, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Penny to go in and out.

7 comments:

Papillon Bleu said...

Oh what a joy to hear your dog can go out!
Silly me didn't think to check on this blog...I don't know why I worry so much about my blog friends...

Am happy to hear from you.
You are absolutely right concerning scales, I am fascinated by the ols doll's houses and know there didn't bother so much about scales. Children either don not bother about scale which is why I love kids so much...AND DOGS!!! They make no fuss.

michael said...

Penny,

I just wanted to say I am so happy to read you are able to go for a full 12 minute walk each day! We are so happy you are feeling better after cruciate ligament surgery.

Know that Hustler and I are here in the US thinking about you.

It is so great to see how well you are doing with your treadmill rehabilitation. There are thousands of pets and pet owners benefiting from your column. Sadly there aren't many blogs that discuss post-surgical day to day experiences, but your contributions are changing that fact daily.

Keep supervising the garden and getting stronger and we will be checking in to see how you are doing!

Wags, Katie & Hustler

Serendipity said...

So glad Penny is doing so well now. She sure look contented lazing around at the patio.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Yay, Penny! So happy for you!

parlance said...

Papillon Bleu, thanks for the visit. I really, really must get some posts happening on my word blog. Soon...

parlance said...

Katie and Hustler, thanks for the visit. I know I write a lot about Penny's recovery, but I'm hoping it will be encouraging to others who find themselves in the same position.

parlance said...

Serendipity, and Honey - thanks!